Emma's River

Emma's River

By Alison Hart; Paul Bachem (Illustrator)

Peachtree Publishers, Hardcover, 9781561455249, 142pp.

Publication Date: March 2010

Emma, her pony, and her mother travel up the Missouri River on a steamboat to join Papa on the frontier. When she sneaks to the main deck to check on her beloved pony, she finds Patrick, a stowaway, whos bunking with her pony, and the two make a deal that evolves into friendship. When the Sally May explodes in a fiery blaze, Louisa, Mama, Patrick, wealthy cabin passengers, poor immigrants, and one plucky pony must find a way to survive the disaster.

About the Author
Alison Hart is the author of more than twenty books for young readers. Hart is a teacher at Blue Ridge Community College.

Bachem has worked for many years as an award-winning freelance illustrator.